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  1. Larry Mal

    Favorite Rock Songs with Bass Guitar Predominant in the Mix?

    That was actually one of the ones I was going to put up! You could do it with almost any Jam song, though:
  2. Larry Mal

    Favorite Rock Songs with Bass Guitar Predominant in the Mix?

    Pretty much all music by the Jam has great bass playing well featured in the mix.
  3. Larry Mal

    Blackmore's trashed Strats and Marshalls from California Jam

    Pretty shambolic right there. I like Deep Purple but the Coverdale era was when it became very dull and formulaic. I had never seen that smashing of the guitars, though, it seems forced, dumb and uninspired.
  4. Larry Mal

    Fired because of an Overplaying "Lead" Bassist??

    Didn't occur to you, when you were making them listen to bands in which the guys are all like 70 years old (or dead), that maybe they didn't want to play their music that way? This never occurred to you?
  5. Larry Mal

    So Many Reverb.com Complaints Lately — Let’s Talk Best Practices For Sellers

    Best practice is don't sell anything that you aren't prepared to take a serious loss on if the buyer wants that or to lose it altogether. The second best practice is forget about whatever mitigation scheme you are thinking will help you because it won't and neither will Reverb or anyone else.
  6. Larry Mal

    You guys like Damn Yankees?

    I mean... you can all hear how terrible that is, right?
  7. Larry Mal

    Would a Mexican Made Gibson hurt the Brand?

    I obviously can't prove anything, but that's my belief of what they would at least prefer to do.
  8. Larry Mal

    I kinda felt bad for this kid at Guitar Center

    Right? Did they weld it back together or something?
  9. Larry Mal

    Would a Mexican Made Gibson hurt the Brand?

    My belief is that Fender basically wants to outsource the vast majority of their guitar making to Mexico and elsewhere, you see more and more of it happening with them. And I think I was clear: if Gibson branded guitars start getting made in other places than the United States, I'll be done...
  10. Larry Mal

    Would a Mexican Made Gibson hurt the Brand?

    If Gibson stops making Gibsons in the United States, I quit buying Gibson guitars, at least new ones. I know Fender is a wretched company that increasingly views American labor as being in the way of maximizing profits. I won't buy new Fender for that reason. So, no. Gibson will have a lot...
  11. Larry Mal

    If you know, tell me about The Byrds

    There you go. For me, the most consistent album they did was Younger Than Yesterday. They all have great points and weak points, but that one is really enjoyable all the way through and it was the one that really got me into the Byrds.
  12. Larry Mal

    Deep Purple or Led Zeppelin

    Deep Purple is a lot better. Led Zeppelin is played out.
  13. Larry Mal

    corgan vs cobain

    Smashing Pumpkins was always very overrated and is aging very badly now. I don't give a **** if Billy Corgan can shred, never did.
  14. Larry Mal

    locking Tuner Recommendation For a 83 LP Studio

    Yes, I've had a lot of experience with Kluson Revolution tuners... I think they are wonderful.
  15. Larry Mal

    Is it worth waiting for a Thunderbolt interface?

    Right? You're really gonna love it when you remember that the "U" in "USB" stands for "universal", which is just a slap in the face at this point.
  16. Larry Mal

    Jumbo for someone who loves the look and sound of a Dreadnought but hates how uncomfortable they are to play?

    Not sure if a Jumbo will be the shape for you or not, it's a coin toss as to whether or not you will find it more or less comfortable than a dreadnaught. No one here can say. Be sure to play a Gibson J-45, that shape can often be more comfortable than the Martin dreadnaught. Also play an...
  17. Larry Mal

    “Factory sealed and we won’t open it”

    I acknowledged that in my first post. For every person who has a physical disability under which the difference of a single pound is significant, there are 19 people who don't, and who are simply being neurotic about it. A pinched nerve is a medical condition, and thus not what I'm talking...
  18. Larry Mal

    “Factory sealed and we won’t open it”

    The fact that people say that a 9 pound guitar is too heavy and an eight pound guitar is groovy is personal preference, and a lot of people are neurotic about that preference. You don't need to be able to bench your body weight or anything else, if a single pound is significant to a person then...
  19. Larry Mal

    “Factory sealed and we won’t open it”

    Here's some reality for you: My wife weighs 130 lbs. I weigh 170 lbs. An eight ounce difference in a guitar weight equals 1/260th of her body weight. It is 1/340th of mine. This is not significant in any way. It's literally the difference between picking a sandwich up or not. If you are...
  20. Larry Mal

    “Factory sealed and we won’t open it”

    And wow... I went to the pool and came back and find that some men are thinking that some electric guitars are too heavy for women? A gallon of water weighs as much as most electric guitars. Women in reasonable health can handle ten pounds just fine. I mean, they are built to carry ten pound...
  21. Larry Mal

    “Factory sealed and we won’t open it”

    Probably, but the specs I prefer don't require someone to unbox a bunch of guitars and find one that weighs a hamburger's weight less than the others. Like, can you hold a guitar while also taking a drink from a pint of beer? Well, congratulations! You have the raw physical power to play most...
  22. Larry Mal

    Companies will put a humbucker in a Strat, but not a Strat single coil in a Les Paul

    Yes, both the pickups are Bill Lawrence designs, both hum buckers, although you'll see some reports that it's a single coil (and it's supposed to look like one). I don't really love the bridge pickup, I do love the neck pickup, what I really love is the blend knob. That allows me to dial in...
  23. Larry Mal

    “Factory sealed and we won’t open it”

    Who cares what a guitar weighs... what a thing to be neurotic about. Dicking around some person to weigh a guitar to see if it's a McDonald's value meal lighter than another one is just embarrassing. The issue isn't the factory sealed guitar, it's the neurosis and entitlement. Just play your...
  24. Larry Mal

    Companies will put a humbucker in a Strat, but not a Strat single coil in a Les Paul

    Those are both hum buckers there on the Marauder (I own one), and while that bridge pickup is pretty harsh the neck pickup is among the best I've ever heard. The S-1 genuinely had three single coils as I recall. Gibson has put a lot of guitars out there with Fender type single coils over the...
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